Today in U.S. Naval History: July 10

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USS Houston photographed during the early or middle 1930s. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 10

1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of U.S. President to South America.

1943 - Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach.

1945 - 14 carriers from Third Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end August 15.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.
 


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